Better collaboration with startups: Case studies for corporates
What's the best way to collaborate with startups? What other corporates are doing in the field?
If your corporate needs inspiration to successfully engage with startups or would like to have an overview of how other corporate are embracing this opportunity, you will find these examples of corporate-startup collaboration quite useful.
Best programmes to achieve defined goals
The case studies below are the result of more than 40 interviews with corporates’ CIOs, Startup Programme Managers and Executives. To make your read easier, we have divided the case studies according to the strategic goals your corporate wishes to achieve.
Additionally, the blogposts series 'Lessons from Corporates' includes the most important lessons learnt corporates' programme managers and CIO have shared with us. We are sure you'll find it useful.
Europe’s Corporate Startup Stars - Role models of collaboration
To celebrate exemplary corporate-startup collaborations and promote best practices, Nesta in collaboration with the Startup Europe Partnership awarded 25 corporates as Europe’s 25 Corporate Startups Stars.
Their programmes and activities have been featured on Startups.co.uk to inspire new corporates to follow suit.
Read about Europe’s Corporate Startup Stars case studies here (e.g. 'What does Metro offer startups?').
How to overcome corporates’ internal barriers
Differences in culture, languages and speed are the main barriers for corporates and startups to engage in a long term relationship.
Another challenge for corporates to work effectively with startups are what we refer to as ‘internal barriers’. Lack of entrepreneurial culture, long processes, risk aversion and misaligned internal corporate strategy are a few examples.
Below you can find a few case studies showing how to successfully overcome these obstacles:
To know more about it, read Scaling Together.
Photo credit: thikstock